To borrow a joke from Trixie Mattell: "Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage, Joanne Era!"
Miley Cyrus brought her new single to the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, and while her hat may not have been pink, it definitely triggered our Joanne-related anxiety. A heartfelt country reinvention is fun for a minute, but kind of boring the longer it goes on. There's a fun bit at the end of the performance where balloons drop over the audience, and Cyrus sounds better than ever. There's also a tearful moment at the end where Cyrus gets choked up and it's honestly kind of touching.
It's just... does everyone have to have a soulful, back-to-their roots reinvention moment? Gaga did it with Joanne, Katy Perry is talking about how she is still just plain ol' Katheryn Hudson, and now the girl who taught us what twerking was is performing on live TV in a look she may has well have bought in the bohemian section of Forever 21.
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